STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”
It’s a factor state and local policy makers may want to account for.
You can’t always out-engineer the uncontrollable forces of water. But Walla Walla, Washington has—thus far—been pretty fortunate in its efforts to tame a local stream.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta’s ransomware deadline ... prairie dog plague vaccine … Philly’s off-the-books rooming house problem … new Wash. state tsunami maps ... and N.Y. governor seeks “new expansive powers.”
The legislation will rekindle the Secure Rural Schools program and beef-up Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
Many of the new Texans hail from other U.S. cities.
“This seems to be the beginning of a return to population dispersal after a decade or so of clustering into cities and the biggest metropolitan areas,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution
In a decentralized election system with more than 10,000 separate jurisdictions, the onus for security is on local officials.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are the only city officials to individually sign on.
The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.
But with short stays and high turnover, continuity of care after release is crucial.
They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.
The opioid abuse crisis may be contributing to a ‘staggering’ spike in adult protective services caseloads. And local officials fear the problem will only get worse.
The public sector is still waking up to the realities of the cloud software market.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Proposal would cut size of Pennsylvania legislature; 75% spike in Los Angeles homelessness; a ‘permanent pollutant’ in Minnesota’s lakes; and an Oregon mayor’s gig-economy sidegig.
Among our takeaways: senior personnel need to open a dialogue with rank-and-file employees.
The Thomas Fire has been winding down but the risk of mudslides has put state and local agencies on alert. “Every canyon within this burn zone is at risk.”
As volunteers step up to run community libraries, a new intergovernmental agreement in southwest Oregon gives local advocates there some new hope.
Is the Tax Fight Over the SALT Deduction a Sign of Waning State and Local Influence on Capitol Hill?
“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."
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